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Community Briefs: Rebranding, PICC Leadership, More

Philadelphia-based Challah for Hunger, which was founded in 2004, announced that it is changing its name to Nazun.

National News

Officials Meet with Jewish Groups to Discuss Synagogue Security Post-Colleyville

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the United States considers the hostage-taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, “an act of terror."

Texas Rabbi Credits Security — and Rabbinic — Training With Helping Him Navigate Hostage...

Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker has publicly described for the first time the moment he and two other hostages escaped a gunman.

Biden Yanks Trump Appointee Who Spoke to White Supremacists

President Joe Biden removed from a commission that monitors Holocaust sites a Trump appointee with ties to white supremacists.


33 Years After Classic Bar Mitzvah Episode, Revamped ‘Wonder Years’ Revisits the Ritual

Paul Pfeiffer’s bar mitzvah made Jewish television history
Four characters deep in a tunnel are staring at the reader. On the left are two Israeli archeologists, on the right, two Palestinians.

Books: ‘Tunnels’ Digs for Complicated Truth

“Tunnels” Rutu Modan Drawn & Quarterly In graphic novelist Rutu Modan’s most recent work “Tunnels,” published on Nov. 2 by Drawn & Quarterly, archaeologist Nili is hardly...

Golden Globes 2022: Andrew Garfield, and Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story,’ Win Big

Golden Globes fans may have noticed something different this year: The annual entertainment awards were not announced on TV, and not for COVID-19 reasons.

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Awarded Genesis Prize for Coronavirus Vaccine Work

 Albert Bourla, the CEO of Pfizer, was named the winner of the 2022 Genesis Prize, the award sometimes called the “Jewish Nobel."

Netanyahu Considering a Plea Deal in Corruption Cases

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly negotiating a plea deal with prosecutors in his ongoing corruption cases that could bar him from politics for several years.

Invasive Species, Protests and Forest Fires: How Planting a Tree in Israel Became Controversial

Each year on Tu Bishvat, Lior Weitz and his wife take their two daughters to plant saplings of pine.